Johnstone Castle belonged to the Houstouns of Milliken, who acquired the estate of Easter Cochrane in 1773. The original structure was substantially enlarged in 1771 and 1812 by George Houstoun, who had the structure remodelled in a castellated style complete with a turret at the left hand of the front elevation, possibly by the architect James Gillespie Graham.

The most notable features were barrel vaulted rooms in the ground floor. Externally in addition to the battlemented decoration there was a rope-styled string course. Although the castle and policies were considered particularly picturesque, the continued growth of the town of Johnstone reduced its size and the estate had largely disappeared by the start of the 20th century. Much of the house was demolished in 1950, and most of the remainder of the grounds was purchased by the local authority for housing in 1956.

Today all that remains is the central square tower along with a crow-stepped bartizaned section of an older date.

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Founded: 1771
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Jorn Mehnen (11 months ago)
This place is privatly owned.
Lainey Begley (13 months ago)
Because I live around the corner from it!
Pablo Savva (14 months ago)
Lovely castle, privately owned in the middle of a residential area with a lovely kept garden and building. You can not go in (someone lives there) but very nice area right in the middle of a cul-de-sac.
John Gilzean (2 years ago)
Now someone's home.very nice
mairead cirillo (2 years ago)
Privately owned. Alison and Steve have done a lot of work to make this a comfortable home. Well done.
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